the view from our front step
This week has been pleasant and productive. Josh had a very successful week of booking and the boys and I completed a full week of schoolwork for the first time in a few weeks! :) Yay! The park we're staying at is very pretty and peaceful (geez, I seem to have a thing for adjectives that start with "p" today)! :) We've also been blessed to spend quite a bit of time with some dear friends who live in the area. We met this family about 10 years ago. Since then both of our families have grown and we've all moved several times. It has been a joy watching God guide them in ministry and being able to reconnect with them often over the years! They have 5 kids and one of them is a son that is right between our boys in age. The three of them have SO MUCH FUN together! Josh and I are also always so encouraged when we have the opportunity to spend time with them! We have visited with them a couple times already this week and plan to enjoy most of the day with them tomorrow! Friends like this make our life on the road so much less lonely! Thank you Lord for this blessing!
starting our school day with our Bible lesson
Today was our official "family day off". The weather was gorgeous! We spent the morning hiking in Coeur d'Alene and then had lunch at Costco (nothing beats a Costco hotdog for a cheap, tasty lunch)!
This is what happens when I leave for a few hours to run errands!
LEGOs take over the trailer and a two foot long aircraft carrier is built!
In addition to hanging out with friends, hiking, and building LEGOs, we do actually do some ministry work during the week as well! :) Besides the hours and hours that Josh spends practicing and booking, we also are continuing to work on material for our worship cd. The worship cd will be mostly worship song covers, but will also include a couple songs that we are writing. In addition to the worship songs that we often lead at our ministry events, we recently decided (i.e. I told Josh I HAVE to sing this song! ;) ) to learn Matt Maher's song "Lord I Need You"! We began working on learning it tonight.
God continues to work in and through us! I am so grateful for the privilege of being His daughter and His servant. I am reading through 1 Samuel right now during my personal devotion time in the morning, as well as reading a couple of books that God is using tremendously in my life. Praise the Lord that He who began a good work in me, promises to carry it on to completion (Phil. 1:6)! I know I have so much to learn! I am so thankful for His Word and the gift of knowledgeable teachers and pastors in my life.
Beginning Sunday we have a very busy schedule. We have two church services on Sunday as well as Tuesday and Wednesday night services. Then we travel on Saturday. As always, please continue to pray for us to follow our Shepherd well! :)
One more thing: I really struggled to think of a title for this blog post! I just couldn't come up with one. I don't know why it was so hard. I guess I had "blog post title block"!? Anyway, then I remembered that when we woke up this morning our cooler was gone. We leave it outside the trailer. It just had a few of the kids sand toys in it, no food. Well, apparently someone needed a cooler and thought ours was up for grabs. This was weird but in reality, it's not that big of a deal. The only real issue is that now we worry about someone coming back to break into the truck or something. Whatever. God knows and maybe someone really needed it. Whatever the case, it supplied me with the needed post title, so there you have it. :)
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